The big guy took my ball
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A Big Guy Took My Ball
Listen to Parent Trapped , our new weekly podcast with stories and tips for getting through the pandemic. Skip to Content. Things are not always what they seem, Gerard and Piggie learn. Assumptions lead to misunderstandings, but just a little friendly conversation can clear things up and lead to fun.
Piggie turns to his friend for help. Based on what Piggie tells him, Gerard wants to stand up for his friend though his attitude is overly confrontational. The whale assumes the pair meant well, which opens up an opportunity for all of them to become friends. When Piggie and Gerard realize what happened, they warmly invite the whale to play with them. Set limits for violence and more with Plus. Set preferences and get age-appropriate recommendations with Common Sense Media Plus. Join now.
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Learn how we rate. Parents' Ultimate Guide to Support our work! Sweet, funny story spotlights the trouble with assumptions. Mo Willems Friendship Rate book. Read or buy. Parents say No reviews yet Add your rating. Based on 2 reviews. Get it now Searching for streaming and purchasing options Common Sense is a nonprofit organization.
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Positive Messages. Gerard appears ready to fight on his friend's behalf, if necessary, but loses his nerve. It's a funny story of a playground mixup that kids from preschool to elementary school can relate to. The publisher recommends it for ages 6 and up, but the humor and themes are good for kids as young as 4.
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Report this review. Kid, 10 years old August 8, Assumptions are always bad; in this case, they end up good Mo Willems explains in a simple, easy way that it's never good to make assumptions. Piggie thinks that a big guy has taken his ball, and Gerald is prepared What's the story? Piggie is delighted to have found a big bouncy ball at the playground, but then some big guy takes it away.
Heartbroken, she begs her very big friend, the elephant Gerard, to get it back for her. The injustice angers Gerard, and he marches across the playground, vowing, "Let's see how big this 'big guy' is! Cowed, Gerard slinks back to Piggie and confesses he chickened out.
The friends are interrupted by the whale's booming voice -- thanking them for finding his little ball. Continue reading Show less. Is it any good? Mo Willems' endearing Elephant and Piggie show how making negative assumptions about other people can lead to hurt feelings and worse, while the whale shows how presuming the best can lead to good things.
Willems sets off his charming illustrations with a simple white background. Varying capitalization and typeface sizes make it an especially fun and easy read-aloud for beginning readers. Talk to your kids about Families can talk about how Piggie and Gerard's assumptions lead them to misunderstand the situation. How could they have avoided all this turmoil?
When Gerard hears Piggie's tearful tale, he gets angry and prepares to confront the big guy who took the ball. What else could he and Piggy have done? Piggie and Gerard realize the situation looks completely different from the whale's perspective. Parents can talk with children about empathy and considering someone else's point of view.
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A Big Guy Took My Ball!
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
A Big Guy Took My Ball! (Elephant and Piggie Series)
What should Piggie do? This book provides a great opportunity to discuss with your child positive ways to resolve conflict. Get creative! Explore the many possibilities to positively resolving conflict! Talk with your child about the assumptions made in this book and how they led to a BIG misunderstanding. How did Piggie and Gerald resolve the conflict? Promote phonological awareness by singing Willoughby Wallaby Woo with your child. This silly elephant song will definitely get your little one recognizing the diverse sounds of language. Piggie turns to his friend for help.
A Big Guy Took My Ball!
Listen to Parent Trapped , our new weekly podcast with stories and tips for getting through the pandemic. Skip to Content. Things are not always what they seem, Gerard and Piggie learn. Assumptions lead to misunderstandings, but just a little friendly conversation can clear things up and lead to fun. Piggie turns to his friend for help.
A Big Guy Took My Ball! (an Elephant and Piggie Book)
Nineteen books and five Geisel medals or honors along, Elephant and Piggie are still delivering funny, emotionally Gerald the elephant and Piggie return with another playground psychodrama, this one with a twist. His deft exploitation of comic-book conventions sets speech balloons to overlapping and appropriately varying in size.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: A Big Guy Took My Ball! ANIMATED - Books Read Aloud for Kids
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Elephant & Piggie #19: A Big Guy Took My Ball! by Mo Willems (Hardback)